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Poster: Rings&Bells Date: Nov 17, 2008 6:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

Could you guys please direct me to some great transition jams? I really don't care if the rest is good, I'm only interested in a sweet transition (which probably leads to a good Scarlet>Fire overall).

Thanks!

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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: Nov 17, 2008 7:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

8-8-82 has a great rather melodic transtion: http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-08-08.sbd-wise.unknown.7690.sbeok.shnf

No AUD on the archive though. The 7-13-84 Scarlet -> Touch -> Fire is crackling with energy but that's technically not what you asked for.

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Nov 17, 2008 8:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

this iz the 1 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1979-11-01.sbd.miller.23445.shnf

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Poster: Rings&Bells Date: Nov 18, 2008 6:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

That was an interesting transition. Haven't heard one like that before. That Scarlet>Fire must rank among the longest ever played at almost 40 minutes! Thanks for the rec!

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Poster: Rings&Bells Date: Nov 18, 2008 7:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

Nice one! The mellow groove that they get into sort of reminds me of a nice JGB jam. It just goes to show you that it doesn't have to be intense/trippy to be fantastic!

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Poster: sambonk2 Date: Nov 18, 2008 11:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

7-7-89 RFK in PHILLY!!!!Man !!!!just give it a listen...its here in a nice Matrix from healy

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Poster: paulypecker Date: Nov 17, 2008 7:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

Must check out 2/26/90-really nice-Jer has the MIDI working sweetly and the rest of the boys are playing along with gusto.Listen to Mickey and Billy's drumming,Phil's jamming, and Brent is ON too. The transition seems to go on forever and segues cleanly into Fire. Or one of my other faves is 10/21/83 at the Centrum. Set II is awesome! Enjoy.

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Poster: Rings&Bells Date: Nov 18, 2008 7:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

2/26/90 - Great example of how the effects of the later days could be used to enhance, not hinder, a fantastic groove.

10/21/83 - Like 8/8/82 nice and mellow. Great interplay between Jerry and Brent, definitely a great one!

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Poster: wondersnevercease Date: Nov 18, 2008 7:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

Try something from Spring/Summer 77.

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Poster: Rings&Bells Date: Nov 18, 2008 7:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

Those are the Scarlet>Fires with which I am most familiar, they didn't play a bad one in May. Come to think of it, they didn't play a bad note in May '77!

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Poster: wondersnevercease Date: Nov 18, 2008 7:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

All things being equal, that is my favorite month of shows.

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Poster: paulypecker Date: Nov 17, 2008 7:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

Oh,by the way, the one from 2/26/90 is a half-hour long journey into bliss.

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Poster: barongsong Date: Nov 19, 2008 9:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

Glad to see that other people also love this one. Not the picture perfect transition were used to but one that goes in search of new realms like PITB or Dark Star. I really dig how they bring the new ideas and switch in with the tried and true riffs and jams throughout.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 19, 2008 1:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

Here are two I'd like to feature...starkly different, but both w/their own great qualities: First, from Chicago, 5/13/77:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-05-13.sbd.ashley.14942.shnf

Very short transition jam...quiet percussion and very un-intrusive Donna--no shrieks, just mellow almost-humming...really gorgeous...leading to a hard, sharp Phil intro that nails the "Fire" beat with the drummers...the Fire that follows may be my favorite ever...Jerry kills on the wah-wah and makes up for the short trans. jam w./a loooooong and intricate intro.

Then there's the more "exploratory" transition jam from this underappreciated Lehigh Univ. show (I believe SDH will back me up on this one) from 9/25/81:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-09-25.sbd.miller.88822.sbeok.flac16

This one also lands on a "hard" start to FIRE, but before you get tehre, Jerry and Brent lead the way on one hell of a journey. This transition jam is like a roller coaster space ride but w./out ever losing the thematic thread of the tune. Grand stuff. (The FIRE in this version is also amazing minus a typical Jerry F**-up in the first verse).

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Poster: barongsong Date: Nov 22, 2008 1:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

Yeah That's the ticket. Especially like the 81 Leigh version.

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Poster: Zaorish Date: Nov 18, 2008 6:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

Phew...If you're just talking about the jam in the middle, I'd have to say the obvious...1979-11-01. Brent loses control of hisself, steals the wheel from Jer for upwards of 12 minutes of jamming.

12-31-84: The Fire sucks, it's slow and boring as balls but Scarlet is phenomenal, fast and furious, and the transition is completely off the wall.

04-24-78: Obviously. This is "required listening". I'm serious.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-04-24.sbd.mccaw.3296.shnf

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Nov 18, 2008 9:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

Just listened to that one...you are right! A long and sweet transition. And you gotta love a Dead show from Normal, Illinois...

This post was modified by Styrofoam Cueball on 2008-11-19 05:32:45

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Poster: spring mountain high Date: Nov 18, 2008 7:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

7/7/89 is not the longest, but super high energy...try it...you'll like it!

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Poster: clashcity Date: Nov 18, 2008 6:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

Short-ish but very sweet.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-08-06.sbd-patched.hinko.16043.sbeok.shnf

The Transition Jam is even given its own track.

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Poster: yesss! Date: Nov 18, 2008 10:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

i second this. almost has a reggae quality and some great ensemble playing by jer, bob, and brent.

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Poster: Speaking in Swords Date: Nov 18, 2008 12:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

I just streamed this one and DAMN, it blows 8/8/82 straight out the water! My new favorite.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Nov 17, 2008 9:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams? (the elephant in the archive)

I've gotta go for the obvious here:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-05-08.sbd.cantor.sacks.266.shnf

About two minutes before the proper start of Fire, Jerry turns on the 'Space Echo' and plays some very pretty runs. The drummers and Bobby whip out some goodness in this transition too...

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 18, 2008 10:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams? (the elephant in the archive)

Gotta throw my hat in the ring with this one as well. I have this one on my iPod for my marathons. When I feel like I am about to hit the wall coming on I fire Scarlet-Fire 5/8/77 up and the B bridge melts the wall and carries me through to the finish.

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Poster: paulypecker Date: Nov 18, 2008 10:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams? (the elephant in the archive)

Every time I start a long road trip to wherever, I always start it with this Scarlet>Fire(5/8/77). It just pumps me up so much and I usually rewind a few times too. Definitely one to crank up-great all-around,and love the drumming too.

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Poster: Greg Carmack Date: Nov 17, 2008 9:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-02-27.mtx.chappell.sb02b.28384.sbeok.flac16 - delicate but dramatic transition, love the cool percussive passage at ~10:20--this S>F is a household favorite.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 17, 2008 9:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

http://www.archive.org/details/gd80-11-30.sbd-aud.sacks.2416.sbeok.shnf

the transition is fantastic, i love how it enters fire with Phil playing the bass line before Jerry is done his transition jam and Jerry closes his solo by landing it right on top of Phil's thunder with perfect timing. Jerry's solo during Scarlet doesn't suck either.

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Poster: Rings&Bells Date: Nov 18, 2008 6:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

Great call! I enjoyed that jam immensely. It is probably the most intense transition I've heard.

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Poster: billydlions Date: Nov 18, 2008 9:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Great Scarlet>Fire Transition Jams?

this one gets my vote:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd78-09-02.sbd.jools.7925.sbeok.shnf

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